Camra has told the landlords of the Blisland Inn on Bodmin Moor that it is ineligible for entry in this year’s pub of the year competition, because it has won in four of the past five years. Margaret Marshall, who runs the pub with husband Gary, said: "It’s not as if we have lost the title, we’re just not allowed to be in. But by the same token, you don’t exclude a sportsman because he won last season do you?" Rod Davis, the chairman of the Cornwall branch of Camra, said that the move was standard practice. Davis added: "No slight is intended and never was. It is a damn good pub. But there are a lot of landlords and landladies running wonderful pubs who deserve recognition as well."

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